In the fall of 1965 my parents, Bruce and June Taylor, were stationed at Nuclear Sub School in New London, Connecticut. They had been married just over a year and invited another Navy couple over for dinner. I doubt that they had any idea that 53 years later, that night would be the birth of the first day of the rest of my life. Gary and Joyce Zech accepted my parent’s invitation and said that they would bring the food. That they had a great dinner planned. Something that their family enjoyed regularly. On that evening in 1965, the Zechs introduced my parents to tacos. Not many realize that tacos were relatively unknown, especially on the east coast at that time. The dinner consisted of canned El Paso tortillas and bottled salsa. The recipe remains relatively the same as it was then. My parents enjoyed dinner so much, they immediately injected the dinner into their rotation. My dad then was stationed in Charleston, SC, from June of 1966 to September of 1969. Because he was at sea and my brother had been born in March of 1967, nothing was consistent. In March of 1971, my parents settled in Gainesville, FL, while my dad worked on his doctorate, and Taylor Tacos were served every Friday night. They finally had a routine in their life. Friday was payday. Mom and dad would deposit the pay check, take the $100 they had budgeted for two weeks worth of groceries, then come home and cook Taylor Tacos. It was around 1974 that my dad was fed up with the lack of any decent salsas and set out to make his own. (Please take a moment of silence for this epiphany. The world is a better place with the Bruce Juice!) The tradition steamrolled ahead.

Around 1990, Taylor Tacos moved to Sunday night. I remember growing up that my grandmother, my brother and his friends, my parents’ friends, and of course I could invite a friend would all gather on Sundays at the house. On any given Sunday we would have between 8 to 15 people gathered for tacos. Each person was tasked with a job – dice the peppers, cut up the tomatoes, slice the olives, and my absolute favorite, grate the cheese. Imagine if you can, Thanksgiving gatherings every Sunday. The legend grew of Taylor Tacos through my college days and even at my rehearsal dinner where my parents cooked for 50. I will never forget finding a long lost college friend on Facebook after a 20 year absence and her first question was, “Are your parents still making Taylor Tacos?!” I have spent the last three years with my partner in crime, Brad, to do my best at recreating what my parents started. It is more than a taco. It is more than salsa. Are they amazing? Absolutely! But, what I bring to you is my family tradition. I bring to you years of memories. My hope is that you taste all of the love and laughter and tears and joy that has gone into this. I assure you that if you close your eyes as you take that first bite, you will feel it in your toes! Everyone does.

Taylor Tacos
4.7
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Deborah VanSchoor
Deborah VanSchoor
2019-11-26T01:36:22+0000
Ben has a great truck with awesome tacos and homemade sauces. Highly recommend.
Robert Tiny MacNamara
Robert Tiny MacNamara
2019-11-24T11:35:59+0000
the FatBoy Taco is amazing i had a few
Kristen Oliva
Kristen Oliva
2019-11-24T01:07:37+0000
Thank you for showing out for fatboys birthday! happy he shared his beloved taco truck with all of us! They were truly great and will definatly be looking for you guys anywhere I go and spreading the word! That blueberry is fire!read more
Rebecca Cunningham Johnson
Rebecca Cunningham Johnson
2019-11-21T17:09:29+0000
Awesome food Bruce juice salsa good stuff!!
Nicole Moran Proulx
Nicole Moran Proulx
2019-11-17T19:26:58+0000
The BEST tacos I have ever had!!! We had the food truck come to the house for a party. It was a big hit!!!
Otis Taylor
Otis Taylor
2019-11-08T16:27:03+0000
they doing it right at taylor tacos...the flavors in that beef and chicken taco....hello...thought about getting two more but I will not be greedy....go check them out oh yeah and don't forget about that salsaread more
Isaac Corbitt
Isaac Corbitt
2019-11-05T20:05:46+0000
It was the best taco I’ve ever had! They fried the tortilla so it did t fall apart.. the steak was amazing.. I highly recommendread more
JimandRita Bay
JimandRita Bay
2019-10-21T01:53:52+0000
We visited Taylor Tacos at the Village Garden this evening, our first time! Yummy tacos, great cucumber salsa and gluten-free dining experience! We will definitely be returning for more!read more
Shawn Shrondy Sikes
Shawn Shrondy Sikes
2019-10-06T18:28:24+0000
Best tacos I ever had, went back for more! Super nice guys
Lauren Baylis
Lauren Baylis
2019-09-14T00:34:35+0000
Ben the owner is AMAZING! He’s so sweet and made my day! These tacos are hands down the best thing in the WORLD!!!! If you haven’t tried them slap yourself because you have done a disservice to yourself and humanity!!!read more
Mary Dick
Mary Dick
2019-08-29T23:18:45+0000
Always tasty and they play great music while you wait.
Claudia Collins
Claudia Collins
2019-08-26T14:46:51+0000
Way overpriced. Tortillas are fried, cold and swimming in oil. Beef was cold and not fresh, definitely not worth almost $5 per taco. The chicken tasted good but was cold and ruined by the cold oily tortilla. Disappointing.read more
Karla Singleton
Karla Singleton
2019-08-24T21:25:25+0000
excellent food .......worth the $
Shane Thomas Sr.
Shane Thomas Sr.
2019-08-24T19:42:15+0000
I'm just mad at myself for not knowing about this truck earlier in my life, all the greatness that I've missed out on all these years. There is no taco that can rival them period.read more
Kirstin Cassidy Del Pizzo
Kirstin Cassidy Del Pizzo
2019-08-22T16:23:40+0000
Tacos always delicious and great customer service! Make sure you visit...can't miss this truck! 🌮🌮🌮
Troy Meridith
Troy Meridith
2019-08-18T17:42:14+0000
amaaaazzzzinngg tacos. they were also so very caring and considerate of my daughter who wasnt feeling well
Celia Cardoso Draney
Celia Cardoso Draney
2019-08-14T21:07:19+0000
Absolutely delicious!!! We all love it!!
Ryan Jarnecke
Ryan Jarnecke
2019-08-14T20:19:52+0000
Taylor Tacos truly is a unique experience! A superb balance of great food and wonderful crew. From the recipes to the sauces, the tradition is in the taste. Stop in and try for yourself 🌮😍❤️♥️read more
Brian Drysdale
Brian Drysdale
2019-08-11T14:49:26+0000
Super dank tacos, The Real Deal!!
Donna Pochaski-Thomas
Donna Pochaski-Thomas
2019-08-11T00:03:43+0000
Super yummy. Thanks for coming to the marina
Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn Henderson
2019-08-10T15:05:25+0000
I had Taylor Tacos for the first time last night at the Cummer Museum and they were fantastic! Delicious and filling!
Crystal Leigh
Crystal Leigh
2019-08-03T22:33:06+0000
I got a Meal #2 with 2 tacos STUFFED full, I believe they were the Bruno's and chips. Amazing is the only word I can use to describe them! I could only finish one from my lunch and finished the other when I got home and it still tasted awesome! Everyone from Samsonite raves about yall ❤read more
GaBi StArr
GaBi StArr
2019-08-03T20:12:57+0000
Best tacos I’ve ever had!! The Duval and Nick Foles Tacos are so good!! Nachos too!! I’m team Taylor from now on ever since I’ve tried them!read more
Sarah Lanning
Sarah Lanning
2019-07-25T22:17:05+0000
I paid $9.10 (tax included) for one taco that was small, not full, and tasted just like a $3 street taco. They fry the shell so it was full of grease also. :(read more
Zoe Tardieu
Zoe Tardieu
2019-07-21T06:48:41+0000
Best tacos ever! Always looking fir their truck!
Chelsea Hastings
Chelsea Hastings
2019-07-20T02:18:58+0000
These were the best tacos I’ve ever had!
Jaclyn Cannistraro Gillespie
Jaclyn Cannistraro Gillespie
2019-07-16T19:30:51+0000
This review is long over due!!! Absolutely LOVE Taylor Tacos! I used them back in January on my wedding day. Ben Taylor and his team exceeded my expectations on the best day of my life! Ben was there throughout the planning of my special day and customized special tacos for us, as well as a kids option named after my daughter and a special desert in honor of my grandmother. The food was hot, fresh, made to order and most importantly put out in a timely manner. All 100 of my closest friends and family members very much enjoyed everything! Thank you Taylor Tacos for being part of our special day! ❤️read more
Amber Green
Amber Green
2019-07-15T23:42:56+0000
this price vs the quality of this food is offensive. the bruno taco was drenched in grease to the point you could not even hold this taco. and who the hell puts gouda on a taco? i had an open mind going in and was quickly extremely disappointed.read more
Tammy Scobee
Tammy Scobee
2019-07-02T20:10:02+0000
Highly recommend Taylor Tacos. Fresh creative amazing flavors. Thank you so much for being part of Greg's 50th party.
Laci Cooper
Laci Cooper
2019-07-02T17:17:25+0000
Hubby and I had the Bruno tacos and an order of nachos, both with ground beef. Both agreed- best tacos we’ve ever had!
Amanda Grace Lamb
Amanda Grace Lamb
2019-07-02T01:53:56+0000
I have NEVER eaten off a food truck because I’m so picky. I also have a child with celiac disease. This past weekend the food truck was at my kids swim meet and this was the only real food. We tried it and loved it so much we were going to get more on the way out and they were gone. It was seriously the best taco I’ve ever eaten in my entire life. My daughter was also so excited to be able to eat what everyone else was eating. With everything on the truck being gluten free we didn’t gave to worry about cross contamination. I never write reviews but I had to look up the name of the food truck so I could find it to go get another taco �read more
Kelly Glynn Wickham
Kelly Glynn Wickham
2019-06-17T01:37:58+0000
Hands down, one of the BEST tacos I've ever had!!!!! And the owner is a super nice guy. Good food, good vibes Highly recommend!read more
Nigel Ledford
Nigel Ledford
2019-06-08T23:57:48+0000
So I stumble out of The Keg and Coin off King St last night about 2am and look over and notice a familiar face. There’s Rebecca Neal hanging out the side of a food truck slinging tacos. She introduces me to the brains behind the taco Ben Taylor. He kindly offers a test-taco and my party gratefully accepts. Little did I know I was about to have my taco-mind blown by the upcoming feast. This isn’t your average taco thrown together “street style” with a hit or miss, this is food and you are hungry so eat it kinda of attitude. This is decades of family tradition stuffed inside a crunchy and delightfully chewy shell topped with hand made salsa that is easily rated amongst the finest tacos I have ever had. If you see this truck go get it. Go read the menu and the story behind it and will will be a fan before you take your first bite. Then afterwards you are gonna wake up the next day just like me... Pondering this question “Where is that truck going to be tonight?”read more
BethAnne Higgins Shumack
BethAnne Higgins Shumack
2019-06-06T21:50:09+0000
Absolutely phenomenal! Follow this truck and eat these tacos! Duuuval taco is the best!
Tammie Fyfe
Tammie Fyfe
2019-05-26T05:36:42+0000
I cannot say enough good things about the guys that made our tacos tonight :-) the food was fabulous the guys making it were awesome we will definitely be back! If you’re in Riverside on a Saturday night about 1 AM and are hungry definitely stop by and get some food !!!! 🌮🌮read more
Dave Cavaliere
Dave Cavaliere
2019-05-16T23:25:26+0000
Amazing Tacos and salsas!
Jennifer Lombardi
Jennifer Lombardi
2019-05-16T22:41:10+0000
Soooo you haven’t lived your best life until you have had Taylor’s Tacos!!!! Absolutely amazing!!! Fantastic job ❤️read more
Laura Sevilla
Laura Sevilla
2019-04-07T02:13:41+0000
The shell was super crunchy and the layers of flavors in my Duuuuuval were terrific! It had Filet Mignon, truffle white cheddar, and some sort of cucumber salsa (if I remember correctly?) When I placed my order, I asked for it to come with all the works, but the lady recommended that the taco was perfect as is... I took her word for it and instead got sour cream on the side. She was right! It didn’t need sour cream! It was super flavorful and not at all dry, all on its own! My friends also ordered tacos... I was too busy scarfing mine down to fully remember which ones they ordered, but, trust me, they loved theirs as much as I did mine :) I’ve been to many Mexican restaurants here in Jax over the past 2 years and this was, hands-down, the best taco I’ve had here yet! The man running the salsa bar even took extra time to explain all of the ingredients in the 3 salsas they had to offer... clearly a family-run business with the passion in the right placesread more
Taylor Overeem
Taylor Overeem
2019-04-04T17:22:56+0000
great food and has a very nice food truck
Casey-Lynn Saling
Casey-Lynn Saling
2019-04-04T17:01:32+0000
The nachos looked amazing, but tasted like propane from the handle held blowtorch they use to melt the cheese. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you then entire plate of nachos tasted like propane.read more
Heather NBoe Hurst
Heather NBoe Hurst
2019-04-01T19:23:52+0000
I had Taylor Tacos for the first time today and can’t wait to have them again! AMAZING TACOS!! Oh and the chips are awesome as well! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 🌮 🌮 🌮read more
Maggie Cook
Maggie Cook
2019-03-29T16:15:37+0000
Chorizo tacos!!! Yes!! Check them out or keep searching for the best taco in town!!
Michelle Rouse
Michelle Rouse
2019-03-27T15:14:40+0000
Food was awesome!! I really enjoyed the Ike and the Lily❣️
Crystal A Brown
Crystal A Brown
2019-03-22T22:03:09+0000
Awesome service and food!!! And they even take Apple and android pay!!! He said he’d even take a paystub if it’s real 😂😂😂😂read more
Chris Gaines
Chris Gaines
2019-03-22T21:50:12+0000
Awesome tacos and the Bruce juice salsa is the best!
Marcos Y Monica
Marcos Y Monica
2019-03-19T21:15:27+0000
Delicious tacos, awesome people and good prices
Christie Shaffer-Zelaya
Christie Shaffer-Zelaya
2019-03-07T20:17:57+0000
I loooveeeee Taylor Tacos! The best tacos in town hands down, and I consider myself to be a taco aficionado 🌮. What sets them apart is the lightly fried corn tortilla and fresh ingredients. I stalk their truck all over town 🙈read more
Joe Larsen
Joe Larsen
2019-03-06T16:28:06+0000
Great Tacos and chips... super good people!!Bruce juice is terrific!! Find them when you want a great taco 😎
Rv Wills
Rv Wills
2019-03-03T00:27:16+0000
Just had these tacos last week. They are AMAZING!!! And I'm very food picky! Can't wait to eat from this truck again!!!!
Katie Howle Watkins
Katie Howle Watkins
2019-02-28T16:59:34+0000
All I can say is Wow! I didn't know a taco could taste so good! Everyone should try this place out if they come near you. They dont disappoint!!!read more
Lauren Padgett
Lauren Padgett
2019-02-22T22:47:33+0000
i love this place!! the service is so good and the food it sooo tasty!!
Matthew Valentine
Matthew Valentine
2019-02-22T20:07:05+0000
awesome 👍😊 salsa must try
Tammy Sarre
Tammy Sarre
2019-02-06T18:39:46+0000
Got the pleasure of trying it today, finally. I had the chicken and the beef tacos, very good. The chips are great and the Bruce Juice was definitely a winner!!read more
Maureen Rekrut
Maureen Rekrut
2019-02-03T01:10:57+0000
fantastic! highly recommend the Superstar, black bean and corn. and the salsas yum. find this guy. you will be happy you did! we had Taylor Tacos at the Dog Rose in St. Augustine.read more
Kari Wright
Kari Wright
2019-01-22T23:50:37+0000
The BEST tacos I've had in a very long time. Totally recommend! And their chips are incredible. I recommend the Bruce Juice sauce, it's amazing!read more
Amy Mitchell
Amy Mitchell
2019-01-03T17:41:17+0000
So fresh and delicious--the tacos, the chips, the salsas--possibly the best I've ever had in Jacksonville! Love your family story.read more
Aramis Jay McGee
Aramis Jay McGee
2019-01-03T04:27:43+0000
Best � � ever and the chips...so worth it.its a stop ever time I see this truck.take my $ yes ty
Candy Rettich
Candy Rettich
2019-01-01T23:30:37+0000
Every ingredient on my tacos where the very freshest! Quality products in prep, outstanding seasoning on meat & the avocado sour cream w/ fresh cilantro 👅💦 PLEASE COME BACK to the Village Garden so I can try the rest of your menu! I’m craving a sampling of your nachos I should’ve gotten a copy of that photo taken of me in my taco tank w/ all of you!😄read more
Anne Scott Trinkle
Anne Scott Trinkle
2018-12-26T21:22:33+0000
Great food. Super friendly folks!!!
Monique Donnelly
Monique Donnelly
2018-12-09T23:02:57+0000
The food is just absolutely amazing!! If you havent tried it then its a must. Nothing compares to the taste and all the ingredients seem super fresh.read more
Jason Hannah
Jason Hannah
2018-12-02T19:35:43+0000
soo. dang. amazing. i will be back
Carolin Randrüüt
Carolin Randrüüt
2018-12-01T00:06:15+0000
Such amazing tacos! 🌮 so fresh and you can taste the homemade taste!
John Dufrene
John Dufrene
2018-11-28T18:01:18+0000
5 stars!! awesome tacos and chips!
Nick Saam
Nick Saam
2018-11-24T01:15:54+0000
got one of each taco. they were delicious. on to what really matters. dessert. vanilla ice cream covered in crushed Captain crunch served over freshly prepared cinnamon sugar chips with honey for dipping. get the tacos. they're delicious. get the dessert whether or not you get tacos. get both. it's easier.read more
Jordan Chapman
Jordan Chapman
2018-11-16T10:08:00+0000
Best Shrimp taco in town. And don't forget some chips to collect the tasty bits that fall out
Jocelyn Popick
Jocelyn Popick
2018-11-16T01:02:33+0000
The food was sooo good. I loved the homemade chips and salsas. I had the Lily taco and it was super good.
Rebecca A. Nostrant
Rebecca A. Nostrant
2018-10-25T23:20:12+0000
This was a delicious taco! Welcome Taylor Tacos!
Ron Clubb
Ron Clubb
2018-10-21T03:35:28+0000
Come see Taylor tacos they rock.
Madeline Palmer
Madeline Palmer
2018-10-19T00:45:35+0000
Best ever tacos!!!!! They came to The Reserve at Bartram Springs tonight. We had the Bruno they were wonderful. I give it 5 stars!!!!!🌮🌮🌮🌮read more
Deborah Halvorsen
Deborah Halvorsen
2018-10-15T17:08:07+0000
No one was in line at the truck so I assumed I would get my food pretty quickly. I waited 30 minutes (no exaggeration) for ONE taco. I realized after chatting with others in the area that they all had been waiting for that long. One man asked how much longer it was going to be and his ticket was then moved in front of four others. When another woman (also complaining about the wait time) asked about it, she was told “well, he was working and had to get back.” Umm.. you are downtown and everyone is there on their work lunch break. The taco was okay but definitely not worth a 30 minute wait.read more
Julian Velez
Julian Velez
2018-09-22T16:51:29+0000
Try The Ike. Thank me later.
Krystina Sanders
Krystina Sanders
2018-09-22T16:02:46+0000
I usually go for steak tacos but the pork and chicken were so good, I didn’t even care. So delicious.
Luke Eschtruth
Luke Eschtruth
2018-09-10T18:03:51+0000
Perfect Amazing Tacos. Crisp and flavorable.
Sergio Ibarra
Sergio Ibarra
2018-09-01T22:23:52+0000
Great food Taylor Tacos! Thanks for The Ike and Lily!
Melanie Ibarra
Melanie Ibarra
2018-09-01T21:34:33+0000
The Lily is fantastic! Way to go Taylor Tacos! 🌮
Rudy Theale
Rudy Theale
2018-08-24T19:06:22+0000
Unbelievable tacos even better service!!
Terri Torres
Terri Torres
2018-08-16T23:13:27+0000
Awesome tacos and an amazing salsa from a family tradition
Matt Taylor
Matt Taylor
2018-08-07T23:52:06+0000
What's not love? Taylor Tacos are a family tradition. Made to order with all-fresh ingredients. Family friendly & great for a party. This is no Taco Bell! Start a tradition of your own & pull up a plate of Taylor Tacos. You won't be sorry!read more
Nicole Silvano
Nicole Silvano
2018-07-30T23:31:30+0000
Best tacos ever in the history of EVER!!! I’ve had tacos all over the U.S. (incl. authentic Mexican ones), and Taylor Tacos no matter the meat you choose (or if you are allergic to tomatoes like me and can’t have salsa) has perfected the art of taco making! Rarely can you taste the heart and soul in food, but when you do you know it and Taylor’s is nothing but love!! ��� Thank you Brad for the invite, it was an awesome end to an awesome day! Can’t wait for the Grand Opening!!!read more
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